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Son kills man over drinking, apprehended

Written By kom nampultig on Selasa, 16 September 2014 | 22.10

NEW DELHI: A 15-year-old boy, apparently upset by a fight between his parents, stabbed his father to death in Rohini, northwest Delhi, on Sunday night, police said. The child has been apprehended.

The incident was reported around 10pm from Sector 16 when the victim, Baburam, had come home drunk and abused his wife. Neighbours said that this was a routine affair. Babulal drove an autorickshaw.

On Sunday, his son got involved in an argument between his parents. The boy picked up a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his father on the chest and abdomen, the cops added. Hearing the cries, the neighbours came running. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead.

His wife told police that Babulal tried to throttle her when their son intervened. A team from the K N Katju Marg police station arrived later in the night and apprehended the boy from near a gurdwara early on Monday.

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Which are the noisiest junctions in the city, asks Delhi Traffic Police

NEW DELHI: Ever crossed a traffic junction in Delhi with a deafening noise that even your earphones couldn't block out? Or do you feel like throwing something at the traffic each time a continuously-honking vehicle passes by your house? Now, you might get to reduce the noise pollution at Delhi's various traffic intersections, as the Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) is involving you in the process.

In an effort to make the city less noisy , the DTP has asked people to name five of the noisiest traffic junctions in Delhi.People can visit the DTP's Facebook page and name the areas which they think are the noisiest. Anil Shukla, joint commissioner of police (Traffic), says, "There are two ways of checking noise pollution.First is to do a recce of all the intersections with noise meters. Another is to ask the janta and then send a team to find out the level of noise in those areas. Public zyada uss jagah se jaati hai toh unhe zyada pata hoga. Agar 100 log bhi batayenge toh humara kaam asaan ho jayega."

When asked what action will be taken after gathering the inputs from the public, he said, "According to the reading of the noise meters, we will grade the intersections - from the noisiest to the least noisy . We will also find out the reason causing all the noise - is it the road's geometry , is the road too narrow or do people honk too much. Depending on the reason and the level of noise, we will make that particular area a silent zone."

This is not a one-off incident. The Delhi Traffic Police also plan to ask commuters on a regular basis to point out five intersections which are the noisiest according to them, and where they think action should be taken.

People identity the noisiest traffic intersections in the city on Facebook

Some of the comments on the Delhi Traffic Police's Facebook page pointing out the noisiest traffic junctions in Delhi:

1. Tilak Nagar Crossing in West Delhi, this is on behalf of C6B Resident welfare association Janakpuri New Delhi- Yogesh Sahni

2. Rohini West Metro chowk as well as Rithala Metro chowk - Sachin Tiwari

3. Karol bagh,ajmal khan road- Vinay Kb

4. Dwarka sec-21, Mahipalpur, Palam Flyover road towards Airport - Ravindra

5. Khajoori Chowk, Seelampur Chowk, ITO - Jaman Singh Bisht

6. Shakti Nagar crossing - Sanjay Giri

7. Ashram Chowk is certainly one of the most noise polluting areas in Delhi. The problem is people unnecessarily honk which adds to noise pollution. When driving licenses are issued it should be taught to people to not blow horn without a reason - Ahsan Khan

8. Ashram chowk not only noisiest but also most polluted and crowded - Manish Jain

9. Whole Patel Nagar, Shadi Pur Road - Parminder Singh

10. Karkari mor W wing & seelampur T point- Rajiv Kashyap

11. Karol Bagh Metro Station - Anil Kumar Lall

12. Khajoori Khas Junction is the worst, it's noisy, mismanaged and Dangerous. Shastri Park Junction - Kabir Sharma

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Mayur Vihar robbery victim in ICU

NEW DELHI: The 35-year-old man who was stabbed by three robbers in Mayur Vihar had to be admitted to the ICU of a hospital in Noida even after he was discharged from a private hospital. Even so, only a case of robbery has been registered by police.

On the night of September 10, the victim, Rajesh Pillai, was attacked while he was walking to his house from a market. Three men on a black motorcycle intercepted him; one of the pillion riders pulled at his gold chain. He got into a scuffle and dragged down the snatcher, who took out a knife and slashed his arm. He also stabbed him in the abdomen, leaving him critically injured.

His family members said he was rushed to a local private hospital from where he was discharged after treatment. Later, he had to be rushed to a private hospital in Noida. "Doctors said he had injured his spleen and is in a serious condition," said Subodh Nair, Pillai's brother-in-law.

He said the robbers had first hit the victim on the head with a helmet and stabbed him when he fell. "The entire episode was witnessed by a few people sitting within a couple of metres from his house at Pocket 4 in Mayur Vihar Phase I but they did not extend any help," said Nair.

Though Pillai could not record the registration number of the bike, he told the cops that all three men were well-built and were in the age-group of 25 to 30. He said none of the attackers was wearing a helmet. Pillai said it was a cop who took him to hospital; his wife and uncle were informed later.

Senior cops said a case was registered based on the statement given by the man. They said that a case of attempt to murder will be registered once the motive is clear. They said that efforts are on to nab the unknown accused. Locals are being questioned.

Meanwhile, residents staged a protest along with the local councillor and MLA, demanding that a case of attempt to murder also be registered. "We, along with local leaders Sandhya Verma and Nakul Bhardwaj, met senior cops as most residents are terrified by this incident," said Nair.

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Bypass to ease Mahipalpur rush

NEW DELHI: Under phase-III of the expansion plan for the Andheria Mor-Mahipalpur road, PWD has planned a bypass from Mahipalpur to NH-8 that will open out near Shiv Murti, allowing vehicles going towards Gurgaon to completely avoid the mess at Mahipalpur crossing.

PWD officials said the preliminary survey and alignment work had been completed and the proposal has been sent to the Ridge Management Board for approval. Phase-I of the project—expanding the road connecting Andheria Mor to Fortis Hospital—was recently cleared by the National Green Tribunal and work on the stretch is expected to start by September end.

"The stretch between the flyover on Nelson Mandela Marg and Mahipalpur is the most congested part of the road. The Mahipalpur crossing is extremely crowded and often faces jams due to non-motorized vehicles, inter-state buses etc. To help vehicles headed for Gurgaon avoid this stretch completely, a slip road will be made from Ryan International School to the Shiv Murti complex. The Airports Authority of India has also proposed the construction of an internal road which will connect with the bypass and provide direct access to the airport. An underpass will also be constructed below NH-8. Work on the project will start by next year since some more clearances are needed," said an official.

Planning for phase-II has not started yet due to issues with land acquisition.

PWD officials said the road had become an important link between Andheria Mor and Vasant Kunj and IGI airport.

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3 juveniles held for killing man in southeast Delhi

NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old youth was stabbed to death by three juveniles in southeast Delhi's Jaitpur area on Sunday night.

The accused claimed that they had a fight with Shivam while they were playing at a ground on Sunday evening. Police said the three accused later went to Shivam's shop to settle the dispute and one of them stabbed him.

On Sunday, Shivam asked one of the boys to get him a cigarette. When they refused, he started abusing them and threatened to stop them from playing near his shop.

Later, the boys returned to the shop and had a fight with Shivam during which one of them pulled out a kitchen knife and stabbed Shivam multiple times.

Shivam's family members, who live on the floor above the shop, rushed him to a hospital where he died during treatment. A case was registered at Jaitpur police station and the three boys were apprehended. The accused told police that Shivam often threatened them.

The three juveniles were produced before a juvenile justice board on Monday and were sent to a correction home.

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New JNUSU to fight for more hostels, organize relief for J&K

Written By kom nampultig on Senin, 15 September 2014 | 22.10

NEW DELHI: Members of the new Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union come from Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir. Some of them joined the movement in JNU, others have been associated with Left politics for long. They are all members of the All India Students' Association.


Ashutosh Kumar | 28 | PhD, School of International Studies

Originally from Barh, Bihar, where his father's a station-master, Kumar came to JNU in 2009 for a master's in political science. He'd collected a bachelor's degree in the subject at Benares Hindu University which, he says, had "no student politics." "There was casteism, you couldn't challenge the administration and when there was an attempt to start a union, they propped up leaders who were more like class monitors you see in schools," he says, "But now there are a lot of women joining AISA there." "Our agenda will include reducing weightage to viva-voce, fighting the imposition of Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, flood relief for Kashmir and to become the voice of challenge against the reigning communal discourse of BJP," he says. Kumar joined AISA in JNU and along with practicing left-politics, he's studying it too. His thesis is on Comintern's policy toward the Indian communist movement. His family - parents and two siblings - are still right-wingers but he's working on them.


Anant Prakash Narayan | 29 | PhD, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance

Narayan has done eight years in BHU studying law and has nothing good to say about its student politics. He was an AISA member there itself though most of the parcha-distribution and public meetings happened "underground" - as he puts it - and off-campus. "BHU is like a small sample of Indian society with all its issues - sexism, casteism, you name it. Even the guards would harass women there." The best the left can do is "raise awareness." Narayan's from Chandauli, near Benares, and his family - his dad's an office clerk - are right-leaning too. "Our families think we are wasting time here, we should get married. We have to campaign on every front." Narayan is studying the anti-rape law reform in India.

General Secretary

Chintu | 23 | MPhil, Political Science

Chintu - she doesn't use a last name - has impeccable credentials when it comes to left politics. She's from Ara, Bihar, her folks are daily-wagers and social activists involved with the CPI (ML) and she's the first in her family to get a masters' degree. "We have experienced caste repression first hand," she says. However, she did most of her schooling in Delhi - at Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya - and is a graduate of Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University.

Joint Secretary

Shafqat Hussain Butt | 27 | PhD, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

Butt comes from Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir. A student of a Jammu University-affiliated college in Kishtwar, the freedom experienced in JNU was deeply unfamiliar when he arrived to study Persian six years ago. There's little present of left-politics back home where his father works with the National Hydro Power Corporation and his siblings - he has three - are all students. "The kind of democratic space you find in JNU is non-existent there," he says, "I joined AISA because of its struggle for the oppressed. And we are oppressed."

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6,000 guest teachers for govt schools

NEW DELHI: The directorate of education (DoE) recently inducted more than 6,000 guest teachers to deal with the shortage of teachers in government schools. Around 10,000 more teachers will also join soon.

DoE also said it has initiated direct interaction with principals and teachers in addition to selecting principals to share success stories at open house discussions and starting remedial sessions for those studying in Class IX and above.

Padmini Singla, director, education said DoE is planning to organize an open house at Thyagaraj Stadium this month with all 1,007 heads of government schools to explore the possibilities of replicating best practices adopted by principals.

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Community policing by akhadas

NEW DELHI: In yet another community policing initiative, Delhi Police has tied up with 'akhadas', traditional training centres for wrestlers, to reach out to youths and prevent them from drifting toward crime.

Under the "YUVA scheme", police is utilising the potential of youths associated with these 'akhadas' by organising competitions and 'peace marches'.

One such march was recently organised in DU during elections. It helped maintain order, police said.

Scores of youths from 10 prominent 'akhadas' including Chandiram and Chatarsal have been roped in. The district police has organised events like 'Tug of war' and 'Kabaddi'. "It gives purpose and direction to youngsters and helps bridge the gap between police and the community," DCP (north) Madhur Verma said.

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Water drawn near Lal Qila: Metro to reply

NEW DELHI: National Green Tribunal has sought a reply from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for illegally extracting groundwater during construction of an underground station in Lal Qila area.

"It is ... brought to our notice that because of the construction being undertaken by Delhi Metro, the waterbodies near Lal Qila have been damaged and the work is carried out illegally," said a bench headed by NGT chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar.

"Let the counsel appearing for DMRC respond by filing an affidavit before the tribunal within three weeks," it said. The next hearing is on October 28. DMRC is constructing an underground station near the monument as part of the Central Secretariat-Kashmere Gate line extension.

The tribunal was hearing a plea by Vikrant Kumar Tongad seeking directions for installation of a "proper rainwater harvesting system" on all its stations.

Tongad informed the tribunal that the Central Ground Water Board has written to DMRC, stating that continuous dewatering has affected underground water level. "Heavy dewatering will impact groundwater. Delhi is notified for groundwater development point and DMRC should have undertaken groundwater impact studies ," the CGWB letter said.

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Not e-rickshaws, battery-run buses being considered for feeder service

NEW DELHI: With the high court banning e-rickshaws, the lieutenant governor's high-powered committee has recommended battery-operated buses to provide feeder service from Metro stations.

A local feeder route is also being worked out for some stations. DMRC and the transport department will implement the plan.

"It's the first time Delhi will have battery-operated buses. Charging points will be provided at Metro stations. We have not decided on the make or the design of the bus yet," said Sanjiv Kumar, environment secretary, Delhi government. E-rickshaws were not considered due to the ban, said a member.

"Delhi should look at a para-transit system. Electric trolley buses run on an established technology that can be implemented. Affordability is also critical. We need para-transit options that can cater to different sections of commuters. Delhi should explore various options," said Anumita Roychowdhury, head of the clean air programme at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) had launched one electric bus on a pilot basis recently from Majestic bus stand to Kadugodi bus stop covering a distance of over 20km. However, it's not being used as feeder service. These buses—each costs about Rs 2.7 crore—can run for 250km with about six hours of charging. But after three months of trial run, BMTC is finding it difficult to continue with the experiment as the cost of running these buses is quite high.

E-buses are used across the world. Seoul in South Korea, for instance, has introduced 'Peanut buses' that can ferry 1,000-3,000 passengers a day and up to 47 passengers on each trip. A fully charged battery allows the bus to run for 80km at an average speed of 20-40km per hour. Malaysia will soon launch electric buses as shuttle vehicles on Kuala Lumpur's first BRT line exclusively for these buses. In many European cities it's been in use for a long time. Electric buses in Vienna don't need to charge their batteries all the time. A running bus recharges the battery through an overhead electric line.

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